Burghclere

Burghclere is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,138. The village is near the border of Hampshire with Berkshire, four miles south of Newbury. It is also very close to Newtown and Old Burghclere.

Work by the 20th-century artist Stanley Spencer can be found in the Sandham Memorial Chapel. The Church of the Ascension is on Church Lane in Burghclere.

There are community clubs such as Stagecoach Newbury which is held at The Clere School, and there is a Sports and Social club. There are allotments, and a small memorial garden. In addition, there is a large playing field.

The nearest railway station is Newbury. Burghclere had its own station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway but the station closed in 1960. Bus services to Newbury are Stagecoach routes 21/22/23/24.

Burghclere has three schools, the Clere School which is a secondary school, Burghclere Primary School and the independent St. Michael’s School, which accepts both boarding and day pupils.

Burghclere has some beautiful rural scenery, so you can walk along the old railway, through many fields, or go for a hike. In the winter time, if it snows, Beacon Hill, or Jacob’s Ladder, are where many young people and older people gather for snowballing or sledging.

The rabbit warren where Cowlsip lived in Richard Adams‘ Watership Down was in High Wood, just north-east of Burghclere village.

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